Looking After Family Business (Friday 5 April 2019)

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Longmores Solicitors in collaboration with the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce invite you to a seminar for family business owners.

When: 5 April 2019

Time: 8 am – 10.30 am

Venue: Hanbury Manor, Hawthorn Room

We will discuss a broad range of issues affecting family owned and run businesses and look forward to hearing about some of the challenges you have faced.  We are privileged to welcome Alan Yates, Chairman and Managing Director of Endoline Machinery Ltd, as guest speaker. Alan will share valuable experience of successfully leading a three generation family business.


8.00 – 8.30 am
Breakfast and networking

8.30 – 8.40 am
Introduction by Richard Gvero and Amalia Brightley-Gillott of Family Business Place

8.40 – 8.55 am
Corporate governance and shareholder issues by Agata Rumbelow

8.55 – 9.10 am
Employment issues and resolving business disputes by Richard Gvero

9.10 – 9.25 am
Succession issues and planning by Richard Horwood

9.25 – 9.40 am
A personal view of family business by Alan Yates, Chairman and Managing Director of Endoline Machinery Ltd

9.40 – 10.00 am
Questions and answers

10.00 – 10.30 am
Coffee and networking


This event will be of interest to family business owners and those involved in family business.

Tickets for Chamber members will cost £10 per person and £15 for non-members.

If you have questions about this event you can also get in touch with Longmores by calling Mia Glover on 01992 300333 or emailing marketing@longmores.law

Guest Speakers

Alan Yates
Chairman and Managing Director of Endoline Machinery Ltd

Alan started his career in the printing industry, working for a German owned multi-national.  At aged 32 Alan was a director of the British division, non-executive director of the French and Italian subsidiaries, and managing director of the USA brand based in Baltimore.  Eight years later he was approached by his father and brother who asked him to join the family business which manufactures packaging machinery.  Alan joined Endoline Machinery in 1990 as Operations Director, soon thereafter becoming Managing Director.

Amalia Brightley-Gillott
Managing Director of Family Business Place

As Managing Director of Family Business Place, Amalia’s role is to raise the profile of Britain’s family businesses and the contribution they make to the UK economy.